2011

SD9324 : Todmorden: Former New Olympia cinema on Burnley Road

taken 13 years ago, near to Todmorden, Calderdale, England

Todmorden:  Former New Olympia cinema on Burnley Road
Todmorden: Former New Olympia cinema on Burnley Road
Just before 1910, a corrugated iron building was erected on this site, which was then part of the grounds of Ridgefoot House. The iron erection was named 'Olympia' and was used as a skating rink, but in 1910 it became a cinema. The inter-war years were prosperous times for cinemas, and in 1931 demand was great enough to warrant demolition of the original building and its replacement by the splendid art-deco New Olympia Cinema which opened in 1932. After World War II, the growing popularity of television spelled the death-knell for many cinemas, and the New Olympia closed in 1966, after which the building became first a bingo hall and then a Kwik Save supermarket. The supermarket closed in 2008 since when the building has stood unused.
I am indebted to Mr Malcolm Bull for this information which can also be found on his excellent and comprehensive 'Calderdale Companion' website.

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Category: Cinema (disused)
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Burnley Road [79] · New Olympia Cinema [3] · Bingo Hall [2] ·
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SD9324, 679 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Dr Neil Clifton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 11 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 April, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 937 243 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.9208N 2:5.8161W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 937 243
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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